Friday, 27 July 2012

Exit, Stage East (A Retirement of Sorts).

May I speak candidly? Thanks.

I’ve been acting in one form or other since the age of ten. In 2005, after playing the dream role of Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece Amadeus, I decided that messing around with acting was not enough. It was a road that had to be ploughed with greater fervour and dedication, mainly because I realised that my talents elsewhere were either slight or non-existent. Between the first Amadeus (toured it twice since) and last Saturday night, I’ve fronted up for about 25 stage shows, a half dozen short films, a couple of features and some other bits and pieces.

It’s been a hell of a ride.

But, my lieblings, my dahlings, my poopsie doodles…last Saturday was my last performance on a stage in this country...for the foreseeable future, anyway.

Monday, 16 July 2012

He's Seeing Other People Now

Heading into the last week of latest play, He's Seeing Other People Now by Anna McGahan. I was calling it post-modern till some people started calling it metatheatre. Now I'm calling it post-modern. Whatever the definition, it's a strange little monster of a play, starring Katy Curtain, directed by Mel Wild and featuring some of the best creatives around, including Dan Anderson, Phil Slade, Jess Ross and Craig Wilkinson. It's at the Sue Benner at Metro Arts until Saturday. So come and see it. You'll be talking about it for a while after.